Shehryar Afridi expresses resolve to expedite actions against drugs


Islamabad, July 10 (TNS): Minister of State for Anti-Narcotics Shehryar Afridi has expressed the resolve to expedite actions against drugs and no one will be spared, who found involved in spreading this menace.

He was talking to Director General Anti-Narcotics Force Major general Muhammad Arif, while visiting ANF headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

The Minister of State said everyone, irrespective of whether he is from the government, opposition, institutions, or the people will be treated as per law. He said strict legal action has been started against drugs and stringent laws will be made to check this menace. He said harsh sentences will be proposed in the legislation and there will be no pity on those, who harmed the nation.

Shehryar Afridi said shortage of resources will be fulfilled to make ANF one of the best anti-narcotics forces of the world. He said law will be equally implemented on rich and the poor.

He briefed that ANF seized 368 metric tons of narcotics worth 565 million dollars last year, which is the biggest amount of drugs a force has ever caught in the world.